Current affairs of August Includes practice quiz with national, international, sports, science & technology and miscellaneous points. By Ritik Jain
Overview Current affairs include; National International Sports and games Science & technology Miscellaneous
National NITI Aayog and ABB India sign statement of intent. . ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) . HRD minister launched 'Samagra shiksha' scheme. . 9th edition of 'Rashtriya sanskriti mahotsav' festival organised in Patiala. PRAAPTI App and portal launched for bringing transparency in electrical payments. Ministry of women and child development and govt. Of India signs MoU with govt. Of UP e
National . Govt. Of India and world bank signs 500S million additional financing for . Govt. Introduce new scheme 'Seva bhoj yojna' . India's first police museum will be set up in Delhi. PM gram sadak yojana rural roads projects. India's first oxo-biodegradable sanitary napkin launched. Tourism minister launches the new incrrdible India website. India hosted the European union film festival. Andhra Pradesh's new state symbols launched.
New State symbols Andhra pradesh Telangana Bird: Rose-ringed parakeet Tree Neem Animal: Black-buck Flower: Jasmine Bird: Indian roller Tree: Jammi chettu Animal: Jinka Flower: Tangidi puvvu First women DGO of Puducherry S Sundari Nanda
International 108th session of UNWTO executive council held in Spain. India and Singapore signed eight agreements 5 countries elected as non-permanent members of UNSC. South Africa, Indonesia, Dominican republic, Germany and Belgium are those countries. First military exercise of BIMSTEC. International conference on ICT held in Kathmandu. Ivan Duque elected as new president of Colombia. U.S. is the highest ranked country for FDI. . . .
Economy BHARAT is the 6th welathiest country in the world. Paytm Ashakiran scheme. Sudha Balakrishnan appointed as first CFO of RBI. Microsoft becomes the 3rd most valuable firm. BHARAT ranked 44th in terms of competitiveness. World bank expected BHARAT's GDP growth rate as 7.3 % Vijaya bank has won best performing public sector bank award. . .
Sports Agreement between BCCI and UN environment. China won Thomas cup. Vikas gowda has announced its retirement. BHARAT won four nation intercontinental cup football title. Mithali Raj become first Bharatiyan to score 2000 runs in T-20. Rafael Nadal won 11th French open title. Saweety Boora has won the gold medal in Russia. . . . . . Federer won 98th ATP tennis title in Stuttgart cup
Science & technology Brahmos supersonic cruise missile successfully test fired. . Russia launched first floating nuclear power plant in the world. . Nepal become first country in south-east Asia to eliminate trachoma. . India ranked 145th in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare. . Agni-5 successfully test fired. . USA will sell six Apache attack helicopters to India. . Russia launched Glonass-M positioning satellite.
Miscellaneous Bharat ranked 136th in global peace index 2018. . Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops to 130 from 167. . 11th world hindi conference (WHC). . World's oldest sumatran orangutan, PUAN, dies at 62. . Gaming addiction classified as 'mental health disorder by WHO.